Thursday, June 5, 2014

Eliminate DeKalb County

The AJC has a teaser about DeKalb County on its web site HERE. The article mentions interim DeKalb CEO Lee May's new 17-member task force set to find a way "how to fix DeKalb's problems in one fell swoop".  May does not need a fake 17 member task force to give us answers - we know the answer: Eliminate DeKalb County.  The state legislators can do this.  It would also eliminate 25% of their annual headaches.

Recently we heard about Commissioner Elaine Boyer allegedly using her county issued credit card for personal use.  I know that I don't want to pay for Boyer's personal expenses (a ski trip?), and neither do most other DeKalb residents. Boyer made an apology HERE

Believe it or not, I don't think my tax dollars should have been used for DeKalb Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton to buy a portrait of Barack 0bama, but I did. See HERE. It sure is easy spending other people's money.  Ms. Sharon, you can get something similar on Amazon for $89.00.

Sharon Barnes Sutton's office
0bama portrait on wall paid for by taxpayers, $1,100.  It will stay in that office when she is no longer a Commissioner.  It is now an asset of DeKalb County.  She said she will buy it when no longer in office.  I think the county has rules on ridding itself of unneeded assets but don't look for those rules to apply.

No questions asked as elected officials donate tax money
DeKalb Commissioner purchased this item with our tax dollars.  Yes, I'd be upset even if it was a Ronald Reagan portrait.

It's been said that DeKalb Commissioner Larry Johnson used some of my confiscated tax dollars ($12,000 of DeKalb County money) to help fund some performing arts center dear to his heart.  How kind, Commissioner Johnson.  Nice of you to spend our tax dollars for such a great cause.  How about using your credit card to give Dunwoody the $7 million you owe us for Brook Run Metro Atlanta Regional Park?  

Commissioner Larry Johnson gave away $12,000 to a performing arts center in his district. A plaque on the wall at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center lists Larry Johnson as a Platinum Donor.  If this plaque is due to the $12,000 given (and not any personal funds) then that recognition is a FRAUD and should be removed.  The only true Platinum Donor for that center is the Dekalb County taxpayer.  It looks like he took taxpayer money and gave it away as his own, then accepts credit for the money in the form of being listed as the lone Platinum Donor for the center.   

Apparently there are hundreds of these county credit cards floating around out there.  And now, thankfully, we have the Feds looking into the situation.

This is just the tip of the ice-cream cone here in DeKalb County.  We could talks for days about the county school system, but why bother?

The solution is simple.  Destroy DeKalb County and assign it to neighboring counties, and create Milton County in the process.  I'm sure the receiving counties will support it, even Fulton.  Fulton gets a haircut up top, losing from Sandy Springs all the way north, but gains west DeKalb in the trade.  Of course I'd want Milton to grab us in DeKalb's Dunwoody.

Gwinnett County gets a piece of the pie, as does Rockdale and Henry.  Sorry, Clayton. As much as I'd like to assign part of DeKalb to you, I just can't do it.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Dunwoody Week 2 Swim Results

Meet of the Week
Dunwoody North 400 Village Mill 393
Village Mill played host to Dunwoody North last night in a very exciting meet.  It was close all night - two teams separated by a handful of points all night.  In the end Dunwoody North goes to 2-0 and Village Mill drops to 1-1.  Two close meets in 2014 for VM.  Next week is a big match-up between Village Mill and undefeated Kingsley.  Dunwoody North travels to Huntcliff to swim and see the river.  Look for Dunwoody North to go to 3-0.

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That Dynamo cap says that kid can motor

Dunwoody North drops a bomb on Village Mill
(Photos above from Rob)

Brookwood Hills  471  Vermack 316
Dunwoody's #1 ranked team had their swim caps pulled over their eyes by Brookwood Hills Tuesday night.  Vermack not used to losing by 150+, but Brookwood Hills' is a machine and Vermack has smaller numbers than years past.  Vermack drops to 1-1 as expected, but look for them to rebound next week. The only good thing about Brookwood Hills meets is they have eight lanes (but no parking).  Vermack used to have a team of close to 175 swimmers but has trimmed to 100 or so.  This is a trend seen at some other local pools.  Win or lose, the kids still get doughnuts. Hey Vermack, we still need that photo of DJV2.

Vermack, Defending Champions of Dunwoody

Zaban Sharks 251  Deerbrooke Waters 224
Zaban Sharks take care of business, winning a tight meet.  Zaban's next chance of a win is next week at Redfield.  Lots on the line for Redfield as most teams prefer to get at least one win on the season.  But as long as the kids are having fun and getting some exercise, it's all good.

Kingsley 424  Fontainebleau 330
Kingsley goes to 2-0 and is on a 7-meet win streak (5-0 last season).  Kingsley swimmers challenging Vermack for that #1 ranking. Next week Kingsley faces Village Mill and we predict VM in the upset, winning by 20. Things get no easier next week as Vermack jumps in the water with the Font.  The good thing about Font versus Vermack as it gives us a little bit of info comparing Kingsley to Vermack as they will have faced a common opponent, something our Rankings takes under consideration.  Kingsley swimmers setting records weekly - must be something in the lake water.  Congrats to Alex, Chritopher, Sydeny, Samantha, Journey, Ansley and others on new records.

Garden Hills 437  Georgetown  357
Georgetown, as mentioned previously, has a very tough schedule this year based on their 5-0 run last season.  G-Town drops to 0-2 on the season. Georgetown faces The Branches next week and needs to win if they want to be over .500 this season.  G-town could be facing a 1-4 season with a loss next week.

Huntcliff 432  Deerfield SL 330
Deerfield Spalding Lake has a couple more meets this season they can win.  Zaban and Wynterhall are DSL's final opponents this season.

Hanover West 480  Mill Glen 300
Just like Georgetown and Vermack, Mill Glen faced a big-time team this week and the score shows it. Mill Glen has another tough one next week but is looking ahead to a meet against Village Mill.  A win against an equal sized opponent such as Village Mill can salvage a long season for MG.

Wynterhall 426  Redfield 354
Not since Redfield Hall of Fame swimmer PeterH was in Pre-K has Wynterhall defeated Redfield, but the streets of Wynterhall hosted a victory block party until 4 AM last night following Wynterhall's victory over the Sun Devils.  "We received numerous noise complaints and found two burning couches after the swim meet," commented a local police officer.  Next week Redfield hosts Zaban.  Wynterhall is 2-0 and visits Deerbrooke Waters next week. Look for W-Hall to be 3-0 this time next week and will most likely be 4-1 or perhaps 5-0 on the season.  Go Wynterhall Warriors! On a side note, AL-TD owes me lunch at Village Burger, home to Dunwoody's freshest and tastiest hamburgers (or grab their chicken samich)

 Week 2 Rankings

Kingsley #1    (last week #2)
Dunwoody North #2 (last week unranked)
Vermack #3    (last week #1)
Wynterhall #4    last week unranked)
The Branches #5    (last week unranked) 

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This week's swim report brought to you by Village Burger.  Stop by and join neighbors every Tuesday night after the meet.  Parents and kids welcome, as always.

On a side note, the Austin Mahone concert after the Braves game was awesome....if you are a 13 year old girl.  The Braves lost to the Mariners.